Monthly Archives: March 2014

We really need to talk: the EU-Africa summit and human rights

By Nicolas Beger, Director of Amnesty International’s European Institutions Office In every true partnership, there is always some point where there is no other option than straight talk. This week’s EU-Africa summit is one of those moments. Whilst the issue … Continue reading

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“I want them to show compassion for my dad”

Solomon Ebhogadhe speaks to Amnesty about his hope that his father will be freed from death row and prison one day. On 16 June 2013, ThankGod Ebhos was dragged to the gallows in Benin Prison, Nigeria. He was forced to … Continue reading

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Executions make a mockery of any justice system

By Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Deputy Director of Global Thematic Issues at Amnesty International. For a long time, I believed the death penalty to be a legitimate, albeit severe punishment for severe crimes. In Egypt, where I grew up, there was nothing … Continue reading

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Twitter is still blocked in Turkey, and battle lines over internet freedom are being drawn

By Andrew Gardner, Amnesty’s Turkey Researcher. The Twitter shutdown started at about 11pm on Thursday night. My telephone started to ring: had I heard that Twitter was blocked? There was confusion about who could access Twitter, who couldn’t, and why. … Continue reading

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Challenging stigma, creating change

As part of Amnesty’s My Body My Rights campaign, we are working with the Nepali women’s rights movement to call on the government to recognize that uterine prolapse is both the result of gender discrimination and a failure to uphold … Continue reading

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